March 30, 2010

Grimm named UAA, NEISCA Hitter of the Week, March 30

WALTHAM, Mass. — After helping the 20th-ranked Brandeis University softball team to a 5-0-1 week, Judge sophomore outfielder Brittany Grimm of Perkiomenville, Pa., has been named University Athletic Association and New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association Hitter of the Week for March 28.

In six games last week, Grimm batted .591 (13-22) with five doubles, two triples and two home runs for a 1.273 slugging percentage. She also led the team with 10 RBI and nine runs scored on the week. Grimm hit safely in all six contests - and has hit in nine straight overall.

Brandeis opened the week on March 24 with a sweep of Suffolk University, 15-2 and 20-6, with Grimm going 5-for-7 with six RBI and four runs scored, including two homers, a double and four RBI in the second game alone. Against Lasell College on March 25, Grimm went 3-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored as the Judges scored in every inning of a 9-6 win. She was also responsible for both Brandeis runs in a 2-2 tie in the nightcap, driving home a teammate with her fourth double of the afternoon and scoring one batter later when she moved to third on a long fly ball and came home on an error on the play. Finally, in a 7-0 & 10-5 sweep at Salem State on March 27, Grimm had one hit in the opener before going 3-for-4 with two triples and two runs scored game two.

Overall this season, Grimm leads the UAA in hitting (.508), slugging (.951), runs scored (22), triples (2) and home runs (5). The Judges are 13-4-1 in head coach Jessica Johnson's fourth year at the helm and have been ranked as high as 14th nationally in Division III by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, their first-ever national ranking.

Grimm is a 2008 graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School. She is the daughter of Kevin and Marie Grimm, Perkiomenville, Pa.

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